Mindfulness Based Meditation
Mindfulness training includes a vast system of exercises that have been practiced for thousands of years. Many approaches are also supported by current scientific research. However, not all types of meditation are the same and different ways of practicing give different results. Although the basics of mindfulness are easily understood the mind state that the word, “mindfulness” refers to and the integration of that mindstate into daily life is rich and nuanced.
Each culture that has adopted mindfulness practices has developed systems for integrating and cultivating mindfulness in the context of that particular culture. Sometimes that looks like a religion, science, medicine or secular ethics and exercises. The following trainings can be adapted to your particular lifestyle, values, religion, business or clinical needs.
5 session Individual Mindfulness Skills Training (MST)
Deciding to live life intentionally is powerful and freeing. That choice happens in every moment. The more one practices developing insight for themselves and care for those around them the more that choice expands. These mindfulness trainings are focused on setting someone up with some basic practices that then can do on their own to starting integrating mindfulness into their daily life.
Session 1 - Intake questions, introduction to mindfulness practices science and history, MST warm up practice and recording
Session 2 - MST meditation, setting up a personal practice, clarifying personal motivation
Session 3 - MST meditation, mindfulness in daily life, walking meditation
Session 4 - MST meditation, developing positive emotions,
Session 5 - MST meditation, Insight oriented meditation (understanding emotions, relationships, managing difficult sensations), Plan for continued support
Workshops and retreats
Practicing in a group can make learning meditation easier. Learn from your peers, get and give support , share your wisdom and make some friends!
This self study mindfulness program is the process of development in google classroom. It should be finished by February 1, 2019
In the meantime please see these very basic videos.